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#274990 - 10/14/09 03:10 PM Re: The world's newest Axiomite it born... [Re: Murph]
Micah Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
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 Originally Posted By: Murph
Personally, I love when spirituality and science are combined together to form theories as they are almost always interesting to read if nothing else...





Quite some time ago I solved the whole 'evolution v/s creation' problem all on my own. It doesn't have to be a 'pick one' philosophy, they can actually coexist very nicely. How can they both be right? Well I'll tell you how... if we die and go to heaven and finally see God once and for all and he looks like this...



Thats right, if God is in fact an amoeba, then everyone was right. Adam was created in Gods image? Sure, here is a picture of Adam...



Looks pretty similar eh? And the whole, "Adam took one of his ribs and created Eve" part that sounds preposterous... well, that's how amoeba's reproduce right, from part of itself? So God creates Adam (an amoeba), Adam duplicates himself (Eve is born), and from there we evolved into what we are today. 'Creation' and 'Evolution' together, hand in hand.

It's simple, not hard to understand, sure it may have holes in it, but it works for me. ;\)
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#275001 - 10/14/09 03:34 PM Re: The world's newest Axiomite it born... [Re: Da_Gimp_Pimp]
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 Originally Posted By: wheelz999
The great Albert Einstein? I would never questioned his intellectual capacity, but I lost respect for him, as I would any other person, when he signed on the dotted line for Roosevelt to create the atomic bomb, thenceforth dropping it on Japan. When his life was nearing end, he said "it was the one great mistake I made".


All true, but keep it in perspective. He was in Germany as the movement began and saw first hand the result on civil people when Hitler took over. He escaped but he, and others, rightly feared the Germans would have a bomb soon. He also was one of the few who could even imagine what this technology could do - in any hands.

He was a pacifist at heart, and that is the source of his guilt I imagine (and the deaths, of course).

But in terms of intellect, he must be classed as "great"...and very strange.
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#276120 - 10/25/09 12:11 AM Re: The world's newest Axiomite it born... [Re: Zimm]
Micah Offline
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Ok I can't remember which thread I mentioned this in so I'm just going to throw it in this 'catch-all' thread...

I was talking about wanting to send the music from my computer to my Denon digitally to let the Denon convert it over to analog. Well today I was at Fry's and I picked up a USB Sound Blaster X-Fi. Cost $60 bucks. Simple plug and play action, plug it into the computer via USB 2.0 port and then into the Denon via an optical cord. There is a disc to download as well for advanced features, but it works right out of the box. Now I haven't had time to really tweak it (there seems to be some sort of 'popping' sound coming from somewhere every so often that I need to diagnose and get rid of), but so far I am ultra satisfied!!! I think it was JohnK or possibly FredK that mentioned that the line-level of the headphone jack might be the problem... this might just be the case, but either way this thing sounds freaking AWESOME!!!

If you'll remember I had mentioned that when playing a CD through the DVD player I could barely get the volume up past -10 without requiring some sort of tie-down to keep me from blowing away. On the other hand while the computer was playing I could easily get it to zero, and even a bit higher than that before it really started moving serious air. Well right now I'm at -12 and it's just about all I can take. I haven't done the direct comparison between it and the DVD player yet (I literally just hooked this up 20 minutes ago), but I'm guessing they are dead even with eachother now. And it also sounds all around better to me. I would love to say it's those Denon DAC's at work making it sound so great, but I know there are way too many factors that go into why I suddenly think it sounds better (including volume level) so I'm not even going to go down that road. All I'll say is that I'm extremely happy with it, and at $60 bucks I don't know why I didn't get one of these sooner.

I'm sure you can get a better shuttle if you shell out more cash, but I'm certainly satisfied at this point. So I'll take the savings and run!!! \:\)


Edited by Micah (10/25/09 12:19 AM)
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#276144 - 10/25/09 02:48 PM Re: The world's newest Axiomite it born... [Re: Micah]
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I use the USB Xfi for taking REW readings with my laptop, the prechecks(zeroing) on the sound card with REW show it is one very stable and flat DAC. It only dips at about 5hz then is flat through to and past 20khz, perfect for music.
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#276147 - 10/25/09 03:03 PM Re: The world's newest Axiomite it born... [Re: Ken.C]
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Off topic question for Micah. ;\)

Did you ever get a replacement sub?

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#276189 - 10/26/09 01:21 AM Re: The world's newest Axiomite it born... [Re: richeydog]
Micah Offline
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 Originally Posted By: richeydog
Off topic question for Micah. ;\)

Did you ever get a replacement sub?


No not as yet. My quest for bass is in limbo for the time being. I want to do it right when I do dive into it, so I'm waiting until I have the time to research it like it deserves to be.

As I've said in many other posts, my M80's don't leave me desiring much during musical playback. And Shane's JBL is still over here whenever I plop a movie in. It leaves A LOT to be desired!!! But I really don't expect much out of it... & in that respect, it delivers reliably!


Edited by Micah (10/26/09 01:24 AM)
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#276376 - 10/27/09 03:41 PM Re: The world's newest Axiomite it born... [Re: Micah]
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Thanks for the update, Micah. Have you heard of the a guy named Mark Seaton? He designed the MFW-15 for AV123. He also builds and sells his own designs, through SeatonSoundInc His thread at AVS is quite long but has some good info praise on his SubMersive1 sub.

I've always wanted to hear one but never had the chance. Seems like a good product.
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#276442 - 10/27/09 10:40 PM Re: The world's newest Axiomite it born... [Re: richeydog]
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 Originally Posted By: richeydog
Thanks for the update, Micah. Have you heard of the a guy named Mark Seaton? He designed the MFW-15 for AV123. He also builds and sells his own designs, through SeatonSoundInc His thread at AVS is quite long but has some good info praise on his SubMersive1 sub.

I've always wanted to hear one but never had the chance. Seems like a good product.


Translation: Micah, will you be my Guinea Pig? ;\)
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#276445 - 10/27/09 11:51 PM Re: The world's newest Axiomite it born... [Re: richeydog]
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Bahahaha hahaha ha hahaha ha ha... It seems everyone and their brother has a certain subwoofer they have always wanted to see/hear/experience, and with my current sub-less situation at hand I'm getting several requests to 'see what this one sounds like'! ;\)

I'm not complaining mind you, I just find it interesting how many different theories/beliefs there are in the realm of subwoofers! Some believe its all about power handling. Others think excursion is the key. Still there are those that feel an 'infinite baffle' produces the greatest result while another section feels a sealed enclosure gives the greatest bang for the buck! Fascinating stuff indeed!!!

And with every new design theory I read, I become hopelessly curious as to how well it performs. I was a big-time bass nut growing up, I experimented with subwoofers a lot. From ported systems that took less power to produce more 'slam".... to sealed box's that sucked a lot of power, but played low & tight, I always searched for the ultimate (car) subwoofer set-up back in the day.

But heck man that was peanuts compared to the damage a good high-end home theater subwoofer will inflict on your wallet! With the price of these systems, you pretty much have to know what you want, and go for it! Experimentation will drain your finances like nobody's business. And as much as I want to try out ALL the possibilities that lie before me, that just isn't practical on my budget.

But there's just something about bass that gets my adrenaline pumping! I don't want to imply that bass is anymore important than the other registers, but for me its the most exciting element when it's done right. Watching 'Top Gun' for instance, hearing the jet fighters scream aound over your head, scorching the afterburners and wizzing back and forth sounds amazing on my surround sound speakers. But when that jet crashes, and the room suddenly shakes and rattles violently with thundering, heart stopping bass... when the plaster starts flaking, the floor joists dance and the neighbors call S.W.A.T. to investigate the disturbance next door, well that's what its really all about for me!

If I could test and research bass designs for a living, life would be grand indeed! And I already consider myself a lucky man for being able to take pictures for a living. Accoustic research would be my all time dream. Above all other positions, except perhaps the college campuss porn star tallent scout! \:o
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#276452 - 10/28/09 12:20 AM Re: The world's newest Axiomite it born... [Re: Micah]
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Loc: Fresno, CA
I didn't know you were a photographer. I just checked out your website and like what I see. Does your fiancee take photos as well?

I used to dabble around with a camera, shooting landscape/outdoor shots in Yosemite and other beautiful places. I need to sell my old Mamiya RZ and go digital...and start shooting again. I miss it.
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